About New Trans Families
It’s tough being the only woman in the deposit line at the sperm bank. What’s worse is feeling like you’re the only person in the world who’s been there.
New Trans Families is a site for transgender/transsexual people and their partners to share helpful information and advice about starting families and raising kids.
We made this site because couldn’t find any good information on these topics for trans people and our partners. A lot of LGBT resources are written by and for non-trans people, and don’t include anything about the particular issues trans people face or the questions we have.
How do you explain the “facts of life” to your child in age-appropriate ways? How do you raise a kid to be proud of her family, and still have her understand why it’s not a good idea to “out” her trans mom to her whole first-grade class? How do you deal when that happens anyway? Many two-mom families find ways not to answer the awful “whose baby is it?” question, but what do you say to lesbian friends who are trying to conceive and want to talk shop, but don’t know about your history?
So many questions! This site is for helping each other figure out the answers, and for sharing trans-specific information on:
- Banking genetic material
- Fertility and conception
- Pregnancy and birth
- Raising kids
- Explaining trans stuff to your child
- Dealing with teachers and school
- Legal issues
- And a whole lot of stuff we haven’t even realized we have to figure out yet.
Sarah & Amy